Duchess Kate combines McQueen and Zara for visit to Bradford

Yesterday, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were back to work for the first time since the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan no longer wanted to be ‘senior’ Royals. William and Kate headed to Bradford for the day, wanting to follow up with the British-Pakistani community after their visit last year, and we saw a new coat and dress on the Duchess.

Read more about the visit here.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit City Hall in Bradford’s Centenary Square.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Bradford. (Kensington Palace)

Kate chose a custom McQueen green maxi coat, with some elements we have seen in other coats she owns. With a high collar held together with metal hoop closure, two flap breast pockets, a waistband, seam details across the bodice with topstitch detailing, diagonal slit pockets also with topstitching at the waist, and a long skirt that begins to flare from loosened seams at the thigh. The placket hides black buttons to fasten the coat.

This and this are the best matches we have found.

The Duchess of Cambridge in a custom dark green maxi coat from McQueen, on a visit to Bradford.

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It takes details from another green McQueen coat we have seen, and a black piece with white collar worn to Remembrance Sunday (note the seams radiating from the neck, seams on the bodice, and waistband. While this is a nice piece, it’s another example of the Duchess buying very similar pieces, which we don’t really like…

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St.Patrick’s Day Parade in 2019. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

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The dress came from Zara, their ‘printed dress with belt’, in grey check. Originally costing £89.99, the shirt-dress piece is made of polyester and features long cuffed sleeves, a v-neck with pussybow, self-belt with buckle, and pintucks at the shoulder; the waist is elasticated. The hem falls to mid-calf, and the back of the skirt has knife pleats. This is has long sold out but you can currently still view it here.

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Zara printed dress with belt, in grey check

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her Gianvito Rossi ‘Piper’ heels, with an 85 mm block heel and pointed toe. A great wardrobe staple she has favoured recently. You can get a pair here or here (£520) or try these, these and these to match the look.

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Gianvito Rossi ‘Piper’ 85mm block heel

Catherine carried her Aspinal ‘Midi Mayfair’ bag, in a black patent croc, minus the shoulder strap. The bag is still available for £495 here. This and this make good replikates.

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Aspinal of London Mayfair

Kate opted for her Zeen ‘dazzling ceramic drop earrings’. Once restocked, they are now sold out again, but only cost $10 when they first went on sale!

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Zeen dazzling ceramic drop earrings

You can copy the Duchess’s look with these options:

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